Media Planning Supervisor

Media Planning Austin, Texas


About Us
Third Ear speaks human by focusing on what brings people together rather than what makes them different. We're a team that applies creativity to find solutions that speak to the humanity in people, so we can create impact for the brands we work on.

We take pride in the connections we make to the people on our team, our customers, and our vendors. Our full-service agency offers competitive compensation and benefits, a culture of support and encouragement, and a committed team of people focused on personal and professional growth.

The Role
As the Media Planning Supervisor, you are responsible for helping lead and plan the strategic direction for all campaigns while serving as a marketing partner for our clients and a manager for junior planning team members. This person strives to be an expert on the client’s business as well as a leader within the 3E media team. The Media Planning Supervisor must demonstrate strong working knowledge of the media space across all channels, traditional and digital, and can easily identify strategic use cases. This person questions everything with an eagerness to find solutions all while maintaining a positive attitude and working style across the team.

The Media Planning Supervisor is successful when they are:

  • Delivering powerful and impactful media plans, recommendations, POV’s, etc.
  • Identifying and sharing new ways of thinking/planning that ultimately drives campaign success and client business growth
  • Notably growing skillset and responsibilities of junior team members
  • Seamlessly integrating and collaborating with other agency disciplines during planning

Job Responsibilities

The job responsibilities for the Media Planning Supervisor lies in four key areas: 

Business Understanding: Strive to be a specialist across all client’s business with a deep understanding of their business vertical across both brand and product. It is imperative that you are curious and eager to embrace their business challenges, goals, and objectives to deliver relevant solutions and recommendations.
Relationship Building:  Ensuring collaboration, diplomacy, and trust across 3E clients, 3E media team, 3E agency team, key media partners, and partnering agency teams. 
Strategic Thinking:  Contribute to the strategic direction and execution of all campaigns across 3E media client portfolio, balancing an “art & science” approach. This will require data-led strategic thinking, thought leadership, fostering a creative environment, and working with a hunger for innovation.
Team Development:  Manage and develop the skillsets of junior planning team members. As the Media Planning Supervisor, you are responsible for leading, teaching, and growing the junior planning members under you.

Minimum qualifications to be in this role are:

  • Strong understanding of media planning functions across both traditional and digital media
  • Client service experience
  • Comfortable with data, analytics, and measurement
  • Ability to lead – experience managing and growing planners and/or assistants
  • Knowledge of current trends and innovations in media 
  • 4-6 years of work experience in a relevant field (advertising/media)

Third Ear offers a robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD insurance, 401(k), and PTO among others.

We are an EEO employer and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our staff operations, and services.